Hypertension Home > Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing
For those who are controlling high blood pressure with telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide, dosing guidelines typically start at 40 mg/12.5 mg a day. If you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, gallstones, or other gallbladder problems, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dosage. Your telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide dosing may be increased or decreased if your blood pressure goal is not reached after several weeks or if side effects develop.
The dose of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Micardis HCT®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking
- How you respond to telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting dosage of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 40 mg/12.5 mg once a day. Based on the blood pressure response and whether side effects of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide occur, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see its full effects on blood pressure.
If you have moderate to severe liver disease (such as cirrhosis), gallstones, or other gallbladder problems, your body may metabolize the medication differently than intended. Therefore, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide and will likely monitor your situation more closely, or may recommend another blood pressure medicine.